By Jack Fennell
YORK College on Oct. 1 held a ceremony for its 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. This is the 32nd class to be recognized and put into the school’s Hall of Fame.
Inductees were Jason Christenberry, Ben Edwards and Nick Brady.
Christenberry was a dominant four-year right-handed starter for the Spartan baseball squad. He finished his Spartan career ranked in the top two in almost every single significant pitching categories for the Green and White, according to a story out of the communications office.
Ben Edwards was a Spartan track and field standout who became the program’s third NCAA Division III All-American in 2011. Edwards was a key part of a Spartan team that captured the programs’ third Capital Athletic Conference championship after a 19-year gap between championships.
Nick Brady is one of four Spartan men’s basketball NABC All-Americans in school history, earning the honor after the 2009-10 season. Brady finished his stellar Spartan career as the eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,524 points from 2005-2010. He is
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The person I interviewed was Brady, who grew up in Hanover, Pennsylvania, which is 40 minutes from York. That played into his decision to come here, he said. Brady was heavily recruited in the mid-Atlantic and was in communication with up to a dozen Division 3 schools. He said that some of his top choices were York, Hood, Messiah, McDanial, and Mary Washington. Brady ultimately chose York because it was very close to here and his mom also went here so he felt that it was the best choice for him.
Brady takes after his family a lot and they were a big inspiration on not just how his life is now but also his playing career. Asked who he took inspiration from to be as great as he was. Brady said he took after his mom and dad who he told me “worked hard to provide a life, a roof, and food on our plate for me and my brother.”
York College would also be the place where he met his future wife, Amanda, who also played basketball here at York and they would spend time together in Iceland and that is where he said that he “realized that we were gonna get married.” Brady is a principal at River Rock Academy, which has nine locations across central Pa. River Rock is a school that provides the same education as public schools but also provides behavioral rehabilitation as well.
Brady was asked if he envisioned his career taking this path. “Yes, in the sense that I was very blessed to have a life growing up with parents that meet basic needs, put food on the table, and had a roof over their head and I can provide that to my kids,” he responded. “No, because when I was growing up I was very active and always liked talking to people instead of listening to my teacher. I was also very aggressive and would get into fights. But going back to the way my parents treated me and raised me I knew how to be a great member of society.”
Jack Fennell is a freshman majoring in Sport Media.
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